Health care providers in any setting encounter a variety of pulmonary conditions in the adult population. The understanding of these conditions is essential to providing patients with thorough care. With these conditions, there is a wide variety of pulmonary diagnostic tests and procedures that are performed. It is necessary for health care providers to understand these tests so that the results can be integrated into patient care.
This course will discuss the pathophysiology and presentation of restrictive lung disease as well as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. In addition it will review pulmonary diagnostic testing procedures. The course will review the components and stages of pulmonary rehabilitation. This course will leave health care providers with a greater understanding of pulmonary conditions, their presentation, how they are diagnosed and the management of these conditions.
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Restrictive Lung Disease:
- physical impairments
- psychological impairments
- chronic bronchitis
- cystic fibrosis
Pulmonary Diagnostic Tests:
- Chest Imaging
Arterial Blood Gases:
- components of the program
- considerations at various stages of the disease
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on pulmonary conditions, how they are diagnosed and the management of these conditions
- Identify 3 pathological changes that occur with restrictive lung disease and describe 3 signs and 2 symptoms that are associated with these pathological changes.
- Identify 5 causes of restrictive lung disease.
- List 3 of the impairments associated with COPD
- Recognize the difference between the obstructive diseases of chronic bronchitis, emphysema, asthma, cystic fibrosis and bronchiectasis.
- List the different benefits to each of the following tests: chest imaging, CT, MRI, bronchoscopy and PFTs.
- List how pH and PaC02 are analyzed when assessing ABGs.
- Identify the components of a pulmonary rehabilitation program, the appropriate candidates, and specific considerations for various stages of pulmonary disease.
A webinar is LIVE INTERACTIVE audio and video course delivered over the Internet to your computer. With a HomeCEU webinar, you are able to see, hear and interactive with the course presenter. In many courses, demonstrative video will be used to further enhance your learning experience. All content used in the presentation will also be made available to you for your personal use (PowerPoint Slides, Reference Materials etc.).
Contact Hours: 3 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved.
Financial – Suzanne Greenwalt is employed by Belmont University and receives a salary. She receives payment from HomeCEU for the presentation of this course.
Nonfinancial - no relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
No relevant conflicts of interest exist for any member of the activity planning committee
Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service